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JVC Everio GZ-HD40 High Definition Hard Disk/Flash Memory Digital Video Camera + BONUS GST back via redemption!
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JVC Everio GZ-HD40 High Definition Hard Disk/Flash Memory Digital Video Camera + BONUS GST back via redemption!

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The ultra-compact JVC GZ-HD40 is the world’s first AVCHD / MPEG-2 dual-format camera, allowing access to the superior long time compression afforded by AVCHD, as well as MPEG-2’s superior editing and post-production environment. With 1920 x 1080/50P Full HD recording (up to 50 hours) in both formats to its 120GB internal hard disk drive, plus microSD slot for extended storage, the GZ-HD40 represents the very latest in HD digital media cameras. RRP $1999. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

What’s in the box?

JVC GZ-HD40 Digital Video Camera + 120GB HDD

AC Adapter

Battery Pack (BN-VF815)

Shoulder Strap

AV Cable

USB Cable

Component Video Cable

Remote Control

Software CD-ROM             

- CyberLink BD Solution (Win)

- Digital Photo Navigator (Win)

- QuickTime component for Everio (Mac)

Instruction Manual

12 Month Warranty from Hagemeyer

 

 

To get started, DCW recommends....


 

uses an internal Hard Drive.GIF

... extra
memory



... a spare
battery

 



... a
cleaning
kit
 


... a carry
case


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Specifications of the JVC Everio GZ-HD40 Digital Video Camera (from JVC Australia)

Digital Media Camera

SYSTEM

Format

[AVCHD] Video: MPEG-4

AVC/H.264 Audio: Dolby

Digital (2ch), [SD-VIDEO]

TS/MPEG-2 High Definition

Video Recorder Profile:

Video: MPEG-2 TS / Audio:

MPEG-1 Layer2, Still: JPEG

Storage Media

1.8" Hard Disk Drive

(Embedded), microSD Memory

Card [15]

Internal Hard Disk Drive Capacity

120GB

CAMERA

CMOS

1/3" CMOS

No. of CCD/CMOS Pixels

2.68 M

Effective Pixels for

Capture

 

Moving images

1.35 Megapixel

Still images

1.66 Megapixel

Lens

 

Zoom Ratio Optical

10x

Zoom Ratio Digital (max.)

200x

Focal Length (mm)

4.5 - 45.0 (35mm film equivalent: 50.0 - 500.0)

F Stop

F1.8 - F2.2

Filter Diameter (mm)

43.0

Video Image Stabilisation

Yes

ISO Settings

100, 200, 400, 1000

Full Range AF/Manual Focus

Yes/Yes

Full-Auto/Manual White Balance

Yes/Yes

RECORDER

AVCHD Video Recording

Yes

MPEG-2 Video Recording

Yes

JPEG Still Shooting

Yes

Still Recording During Video Recording (Dual Rec)

Yes

Video Recording Modes (Variable Bit Rate)

AVCHD-XP (1920x1080i, 17Mbps) / AVCHD-SP (1920x1080i, 12Mbps) / AVCHD-EP (1920x1080i, 5Mbps) / FHD (1920x1080i, 26.6Mbps) / 1440CBR

(1440x1080i, 27Mbps Constant Bit Rate)

 

Video Recording Time (max.)

15hr (AVCHD-XP) / 21hr (AVCHD-SP) / 50hr (AVCHD-EP) / 10hr (FHD/1440CBR)

Still Image Sizes

[4:3] 1824x1368 / 1440x1080

/ 640x480 [16:9] 2432x1368

/ 1920x1080

No. of Still Images (max.)

9999

Gigabrid Engine

Yes (HD Gigabrid Duo)

x.v.Colour(TM)

Yes

3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR)

Yes

INTERFACES

microSD Memory Card Slot

Yes (microSDHC Compatible)

[15]

USB 2.0/1.1

Yes

USB Mass Storage Class

Yes

USB 2.0 High-Speed Data Transfer to PC

Yes

1920x1080/50P Output

Yes

HDMI(TM) output

Yes (V.1.3 with x.v.Colour(TM))

 

Component Video Output

Yes

Mic Input (plug-in power)

Yes

AV Input/Output

-/Yes

Headphone Output

Yes

DC In

Yes

Everio Dock

 

i.Link Out

Yes

Component

Yes (Out)

AV Terminal

Yes (Out)

USB 2.0

Yes (Out)

LCD/SCREEN

Clear LCD Monitor

2.8" wide, 207k-pixel

Stick Control on LCD

Yes

FUNCTIONS

Auto Exposure Bracketing

Yes

Histogram Display

Yes (during Playback mode only)

Focus Assist / Zebra / Sharpness Control

Yes

Shutter Priority

Yes

Aperture Priority

Yes

Visual Programme AE

Yes

Programme AE

 

Selection

Stick Control

Modes

Night / Twilight / Portrait / Sports / Snow / Spotlight

Auto Button

Yes

16:9 Wide Mode

Yes (Full Resolution)

Data Battery

Yes

INDEX/DATA Button on LCD

Yes

User-Friendly Graphical User Interface

Yes

Thumbnail Picture

Yes

Icon Playlist/Event Pre-registration

Yes

Play List Editing

Yes

In-Camera File Editing (AVCHD files)

Yes

Quick Restart

Yes

Quick Recording

Yes

Quick Review

Yes

Intelligent Grouping

Yes

Digest Playback on AVCHD discs

Yes

Power-Linked Operation

Yes

Multi-Language On-Screen

23 Languages (Eng. / Fre. / Ger. / Spa. / Ita. / Dut. / Por. / Rus. / Pol. / Cze. /

Tur. / Jap. / Kor. / Chi. [Simple and Traditional] / Per. / Ara. / Malay / Indon. / Thai / Hindi / Swe. / Hun.)

Self-Timer

Yes (2sec/10sec)

Direct Disc Button

Yes

Direct Backup Button

Yes

PictBridge/DPOF

-/Yes

Accessory Shoe

Yes

Sliding Lens Cover

Yes

GENERAL

Power Consumption

Approx. 6.6W

Approx. Weight

455g [7] / 540g [8]

Dimensions (WxHxL)

73 x 68 x 123mm

[1] Bit rate is fixed for ULTRA and FINE modes, variable for NORM and ECO modes.

[2] With 4GB Microdrive(R)

[3] Without battery, Microdrive(R), lens cap and hand strap

[4] Including battery, Microdrive(R), lens cap and hand strap

[5] Without battery and lens cap

[6] Including battery and lens cap

[7] Without battery

[8] Including battery

[9] Records moving pictures only in SP mode with Class6 SDHC cards. Digital stills can be recorded on both SD and SDHC cards.

SD/SDHC memory cards (128MB to 4GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP.

Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss.

[10] SD/SDHC memory cards (128MB to 4GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk.

Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss.

When using SD memory for video recording, we recommend using media with a speed of 10MB/sec. or greater.

[11] To record video, a microSDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. microSD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and microSDHC memory cards (4GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility

of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.

[12] To record video, a microSDHC card with Class 6 or higher performance is required. microSDHC memory cards (4GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP.

Digital stills can be recorded on both microSD and microSDHC cards.

microSD/microSDHC memory cards (256MB to 4GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss.

For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.

[13] While Auto Exposure Bracketing is activated, the maximum still image size recordable will be 2592x1944 even if 3072x2304 is selected.

[14] To record video, an SDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and SDHC memory cards (4GB to 16GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of

memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.

[15]To record video, a microSDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. microSDHC memory cards (4GB to 8GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Digital stills can be recorded on both microSD and microSDHC cards. microSD/microSDHC memory cards (256MB to 8GB) have

been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP.

Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer. 

Features

  • 1/3-inch CMOS
  • 120GB Internal Hard Disk Drive for up to 50 hr. of Full HD recording
  • 10x Optical Zoom / 200x Digital Zoom
  • Memory Card Slot for microSD
  • Remote Control provided
  • Software provided for Windows (R)
  • Plug-in software provided for Macintosh
  • Full HD 1920x1080i Recording
  • HD Gigabrid Duo Engine
  • Dual format (AVCHD and MPEG-2)
  • 1080/50P Output
  • HDMI(TM) (V.1.3 with x.v.Colour(TM))
  • 5 Recording Modes
  • 1440 CBR* Recording Mode up to 10hours
  • Focus Assist Function
  • Wide Range of Manual Controls
  • Auto Illumi. Light
  • Quick Restart/Quick Recording/Quick Review
  • Accessory Shoe
  • Mic Input
  • Headphone Output
  • PC-less Archiving and Viewing with SHARE STATION (optional)
  • CyberLink BD Solution for Editing and Archiving
  • Mac Compatible (Plug-in software for MPEG-2 TS, and AVCHD files usable as is)


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JVC says:

New JVC HD Everio Line Includes World’s First 50-Hour AVCHD Camera And Dual-Format Models

Two new HD models offer both AVCHD and MPEG-2 recording

WAYNE, NJ, June 16, 2008 – JVC has added three new high definition cameras to its HD Everio line, including a pair of dual-format models, one of which records up to 50 hours of AVCHD Full HD video.

Two new models, the GZ-HD40 and GZ-HD30, are the world’s first AVCHD / MPEG-2 dual-format cameras, allowing access to the superior long time compression afforded by AVCHD, as well as MPEG-2’s superior editing and post-production environment. Both offer 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording in both formats to a 120GB (GZ-HD40) or 80GB (GZ-HD30) internal hard disk drive. The third new model, the GZ-HD10, offers 1440 x 1080 recording in the AVCHD format to a 40GB hard drive.

Technologies behind the scenes include new CMOS imaging chips with interpolation technology, the HD Gigabrid Duo chip that includes codecs for AVCHD in all cameras and MPEG-2 in the GZ-HD40 and GZ-HD30 as well as noise reduction technology, and 1920 x 1080/60P output for all cameras via HDMI™ (V.1.3 with x.v.Color). Ease of use innovations include Intelligent Grouping, which sorts and groups together similar themed scenes for easier access, and Digest Playback, which creates a video montage of scenes, much like a “coming attractions” clip, when they’re burned to a DVD.

JVC designed the GZ-HD30 to meet the needs of a broad segment of people who shoot video, including family users. More compact than the GZ-HD40, it offers all of the performance and nearly all of the features of that model, except it has a slim 80GB internal hard disk for a maximum 33 hours of Full HD recording, and does not come with a docking station. As of June 2008, it is the world’s smallest Full HD camera with 1.8” HDD.

JVC provided the GZ-HD40 with a 120GB hard disk drive for up to 50 hours of AVCHD Full HD video recording, and a docking station to meet the requirements of the prosumer or high-end enthusiast.

JVC designed the small sized HD Everio GZ-HD10 thinking of the needs of budget-conscious users, yet it offers a high quality KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS and a 40GB hard disk that provides up to 16 hours of high-definition recording. The GZ-HD10’s 1440x1080 AVCHD recordings are also up converted for playback at 1920 x 1080/60P via HDMI.

All three of the new HD Everio hybrid cameras can connect to the optionally available CU-VD50 Everio SHARE STATION with stand alone playback. The new HD Everios can also connect to the JVC CU-VD3 SHARE STATION to offer an even more cost-efficient archiving and playback solution. The combinations offer the world’s first PC-less solution for AVCHD and MPEG-2 burning and playback, with AVCHD DVD discs that can be shared with commonly available AVCHD compatible Blu-Ray players.

1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
The GZ-HD40 and GZ-HD30 both have three AVCHD recording modes that all record Full HD 1920 x 1080 video. The only difference among modes is the bit rate, and while using the highest bit rate yields

the highest quality results, the image quality is remarkable even using the lowest bit rate EP mode. And since 1920 x 1080 is truly native HDTV resolution, it requires no conversion on the part of the display device to show high definition images.

The GZ-HD40 and GZ-HD30 also have the FHD mode for recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 MPEG-2 Transport Stream video with MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio. The GZ-HD10 records solely in 1440 x 1080 AVCHD format.

 

AVCHD

MPEG-2 TS

 

1920x1080

1920x1080

1440x1080

Model/ Record Mode

XP

SP

EP

FHD

1440CBR*

GZ-HD40 (120 GB)

15hr.

21 hr.

50 hr.

10 hr.

10 hr.

GZ-HD30 (80 GB)

10 hr.

14 hr.

33 hr.

6 hr.

6 hr.

 

1440x1080

 

 

 

 

GZ-HD10 (40 GB)

5 hr.

7 hr.

16 hr.

-

-

 

For all cameras

Micro SDHC Card (8GB)

1hr

1hr 28 min.

3hr 20min

-

-

SystemBit Rate

(VBR) Ave.
17 Mbps

(VBR) Ave.
12 Mbps

(VBR) Ave.
5 Mbps

(VBR) Ave.
26.6 Mbps

(CBR) Ave.
27 Mbps

*For HDV compatible stream via i.LINK
Continuous shooting time and typical shooting time are approximate. To record video, a microSDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. microSD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and microSDHC memory cards (4GB and 8GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss.

New CMOS Chips with Interpolation Technology
The image sensors used in the new HD Everio line are newly developed small size but high resolution 1/3” and 1/4.5” CMOS chips. This CMOS uses proprietary interpolation technology based on what JVC developed for its 3CCD cameras. This algorithm makes it possible to generate virtual pixel data from the red, green and blue physical pixels, thereby providing image information that actually surpasses what’s required for 1920 x 1080 Full HD imaging, or for 1440 x 1080 imaging in the GZ-HD10.

HD Gigabrid Duo Engine
JVC’s HD Gigabrid video engine, which processes in full 1920 x 1080 progressive video, was the result of years of experience in signal-processing technology, and uses five digital noise-reduction algorithms as well as signal processing to improve horizontal scan resolution by approximately 20 percent over JVC’s previous interlace technology, for an extremely clear and sharp image.

New this year with the HD Gigabrid Duo engine is its further advanced integration, adding the AVCHD codec (GZ-HD40/30/10), and incorporating all functions of the previous HD Gigabrid engine (including MPEG-2 codec for GZ-HD40/30), as well as the USB Host controller function for use with an Everio SHARE STATION.

1080p 60 Frame per second Progressive Output Function
Enabling output of a 1080p 60 fps progressive signal on all three models allows recordings to be enjoyed on high-end displays. Using the same high power Genessa technology as in JVC advanced displays, conversion to 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps provides seamless natural video, free of motion judder during fast action activities, jaggy lines on angles, and moiré patterns on fine detail when zooming. 1920 x 1080 HD discs played back from CU-VD50 SHARE STATION or via the camera from CU-VD3 SHARE STATION are also converted to 60 fps progressive.

HDMI™ (V.1.3. with x.v.Color™)
The new JVC HD Everio hybrid cameras record using x.v.Color™ technology. The universal standard xvYCC, known as x.v.Color, provides more accurate color reproduction with more detail and shades that look more natural to the human eye. It can display 100 percent of the colors that the human eye is capable of perceiving, whereas the traditional sRGB system can only display approximately 55 percent. The difference in color reproduction performance is especially noticeable in greens and yellows. These new HD Everio hybrid cameras output to televisions directly using HDMI™ (V.1.3. with x.v.Color).

Extremely Quick Response, Designed for High Quality Shooting
JVC’s new HD Everio models minimize the risk of missing an important shot with faster response time for many operations. For instance, the time lag from pressing the trigger to the start of recording is only 0.08 seconds (trigger sound set to off). That is nearly instantaneous, and a great improvement over the more common 0.6 second delay. Likewise, the time it takes to power-on the unit has been reduced to 0.6 seconds, whereas competitive models may take over 1.5 seconds. And to play footage, it takes only 3.5 seconds to display the playback picture, which is about half the time required for other manufacturers’ products. These improvements can mean the difference between capturing a crucial shot or missing it.

In addition, JVC HD Everio hybrid cameras include other functions that enhance convenience and quality: * Hybrid HDD and MicroSD Recording;

  • Auto Light;
  • Focus Assist and Manual settings;
  • Simultaneous to Video Progressive Still Shooting;
  • Quick power off;
  • 2.8”/ (2.7” for GZ-HD10) Clear wide LCD with Auto Backlight Brightness;
  • Mic input and Accessory Shoe;
  • Direct Backup button;
  • In Camera File Editing (AVCHD).

Innovations in Ease of Use
JVC has equipped its new HD Everio models with new functions to enhance usability. First is the “Intelligent Grouping” function that at the touch of a button rapidly sorts through and categorizes the recordings stored on the camera’s hard disk into different groups. Up to 1,000 scenes can be grouped in three seconds or less. With scenes categorized, users will have faster and easier access to desired scenes, a real convenience as the hard drive fills up.

As an extension of this technology, “Digest Playback” automatically generates a video montage of just the highlight scenes when HD Everio recordings are copied to a DVD. This digest version of the disc contents, looking much like a coming-attractions clip, will help the viewer get a general idea of what the disc is about, saving precious time.

PC-less Archiving Using Exclusive DVD Burners
By connecting the GZ-HD40/HD30/HD10 directly to an optional CU-VD50 or CU-VD3 HD Everio SHARE STATION via USB, the user can burn 12cm AVCHD discs from all cameras, or MPEG-2 data discs from the GZ-HD40 and 30 to make backups and permanent archives of selected scenes in any desired order with just a few simple steps.

There are several options for selecting clips to be burned to disc — all clips, manually specified clips, clip files not yet copied, by date, video playlists created in-camera and comprised of multiple user-selected clips, or by event type for those clips that have been tagged with an icon representing an event category (e.g. birthday, baby, graduation, vacation, etc.).

Created AVCHD discs can be played on AVCHD compatible Blu-ray players. The CU-VD50 can also be used as an external DVD drive/burner when connected to a PC. The CU-VD50 plays back on a TV via HDMI in 1920 x 1080 60p and with x.v.Color, analog component and as well in standard definition video. The slim CU-VD3 offers the same burning features, but with playback via the camera.

Full Complement of Interfaces
All three models are equipped with USB2.0 and HDMI digital interfaces on the camera. The Docking Station supplied with the GZ-HD40 is equipped with USB2.0 and i.LINK (IEEE 1394).

USB is primarily for file saving, HDMI for digital viewing on large screen displays, and i.LINK streams high definition video in full resolution or the 1440CBR mode. High definition video streamed by i.LINK in the 1440CBR mode is HDV-compatible and allows footage to be edited using HDV-compatible software (functionality might be limited with some applications). HD recorded material is down-converted for output in standard definition via the analog component/ composite output.

High Value Software Supplied
For editing and archiving via PC, the new HD Everio models come with the CyberLink BD Solution software suite for Windows. This includes “PowerDirector™ 6 NE” for HD video editing, “PowerProducer™ 4 NE” for authoring high definition Blu-ray discs, AVCHD discs and DVD-Video discs, “PowerCinema™ NE for Everio” for HD file management and playback, and “PowerDVD™ 7 NE” for playback of AVCHD discs.

The GZ-HD40/HD30 also come with a plug-in that allows HD Everio’s MPEG-2 files to be used with Apple iMovie HD 6 and Final Cut Pro 5 or 6 video software for the Macintosh. For all cameras, AVCHD files can be used with Apple's AVCHD applicable software without a plug-in for the Macintosh.